It's a cloudy date for our transit of the Panama Canal - we are hoping that any rain will hold off as we go through.
Our entrance at the Pacific side is schedule for around 8:00 AM leaving time for breakfast and procuring a good seat on deck for viewing the transit.
As it turned out, there were plenty of seats on the deck as most passengers preferred viewing the process from the cool comfort of the Living Room. Of course, there are more interesting places to see the Canal such as the window nook in your cabin.
Having breakfast in your room is a bonus.
Good Spot for Viewing
Dr. Jim did the narration during the transit. He came on intermittently to point out sights along the way.
We took a break to get lunch in the Windows Café - not really a break because you can get a pretty good look at the Canal sights from up there.
Museum of Biodiversity - Entering the Canal
Entering the Canal
Bridge of the Americas
Just before we entered the Miraflores Locks, we got a view of the new locks system, built to handle the super Panamax ships. They are in operation but there were no ships visible today.
Approaching Miraflores Locks
The Canal Works
Approaching Pedro Miguel Locks
Best Seat in the House
Gold Hill and the Continental Divide
Titan - the $1 Monster Crane
While it wasn't raining at the ship's location, there was a pretty cool storm elsewhere on massive Gatun Lake
Gatun Lake Storm
Queuing for Gatun Locks
Another nice passage through the Panama Canal - We are now on the Caribbean side.